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How can I balance ambition with setting realistic goals?

It’s good to be ambitious – being so is probably why you’re a business leader today – but it needs to be balanced with realistic, attainable targets. For example, it might be your ambition to be the best taxi service in your area, but setting that as a goal straight away is far from realistic. By breaking it down bite-sized goals, your overall ambition becomes more achievable and staff buy-in grows.

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An introduction to balancing ambition with setting realistic goals

While ambition is important, leaders need to find a healthy balance between aiming high and being realistic when it comes to setting goals.

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